The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, has commended the outgoing British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ms Catriona Laing, for her selfless service and collaborative efforts with the Nigerian Parliament during her 5-year assignment in the country.
The Speaker remarked when he received Ms Laing and her team during a farewell visit to his office at the National Assembly.
He said during her term, Ms Laing provided much support to the House, which he said was helpful to the Parliament.
“You and I, over time, had robust and engaging interactions. It was a very enriching time for me. I think your passion was so evident in our discussions.
Femi Gbajabiamila commends the outgoing British High Commissioner to Nigeria.
“My prayer is that whoever succeeds you on that trajectory will carry on with an excellent job.
“I thank you for your interest in our work here. You played a very critical role in the mentorship programme that I launched. At your age, I believe you still have so much to offer your country. We are happy to have you around.”
According to the Speaker, one of the bills the High Commission contributed to was the Electoral Act (Amendment Bill 2022), passed annually and signed into law.
Earlier, the outgoing British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ms Catriona Laing, told the Speaker that she witnessed two election cycles in Nigeria, having resumed in 2018. She described her experience in the country as excellent.
Ms Laing also lauded the Speaker for his support for women’s empowerment.
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